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We want to help you turn global consumers into advocates for your business. If you have an event or offer you'd like to promote, IGLTA can assist you! We are currently partnering with IGLTA member Scoobybook.com to promote the RYANA LGBT event in Greece; Scoobybook.com donated a travel package that includes a five-night hotel stay in Rhodes and two tickets to events in July. We also are promoting giveaways from Circuit Festival, ACCOR Hotels, GreatGayCation and many more. Please contact Camilo Restrepo at camilo.restrepo@iglta.org for complete details.
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U.S. Supreme Court rulings bolster same-sex marriage
Chicago Tribune
The U.S. Supreme Court, in two 5-4 rulings, said married gay couples are eligible for federal benefits, and paved the way for same-sex marriage in California, although justices stopped short of a ruling endorsing a fundamental right for gay people to marry.
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Great destinations for gay and lesbian families
Passport Magazine
Gay-specific family travel is hot in the United States. Destinations that have already had a positive reputation for hosting gay visitors are further amping up amenities to attract more gay families and accepting them unconditionally.
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Getting to know Thailand's gay side
Edge on the Net
Throughout his journey to Bangkok, Chiangmai and Phuket, GayTravel.com's Gay Travel Guru Bryan Kosarek soaked up all Thailand has to offer while scoping out the gay scenes in around these areas for gay travelers everywhere.
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Brussels celebrates 10 years of same-sex marriage
Examiner.com
As gays and lesbians in the United States await two important Supreme Court rulings regarding same-sex marriage, dozens of same-sex couples gathered in Brussels historic city hall to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of that city's first same-sex marriage.
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U.S. to lift ban on use of laptops during take-off and landing
TravelMole
The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority is to rule that travelers can keep laptops, iPads and electronic readers on during taxi, takeoff and landing because they are safer than had been thought.
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2013 travel and hotel trends: Affordability is thy middle name
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Good economy or bad, nothing can stop Americans from heading out to exotic locales and exciting hotpots, both domestic and international.
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Hotels OK carbon footprint standard
Travel Weekly
Hoteliers representing more than 15,000 properties have agreed to adopt a standardized system for measuring carbon footprints that were set a year ago by two global tourism organizations looking to boost environmental awareness within the tourism industry.
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Upgrades at LAX international terminal: Ready to compete globally?
PeterGreenberg.com
While U.S. airports struggle to measure up to their international competitors, LAX, the world's sixth busiest airport, is finally undergoing some much-needed changes designed to help hold its own on a global scale.
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Jamaica church leaders rally, protest efforts to repeal anti-sodomy law
The Associated Press via LGBTQ Nation
Several church pastors in Jamaica led a revival meeting to oppose efforts to overturn the Caribbean country's anti-sodomy law and turn back what they see as increasing acceptance of homosexuality.
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Jesse Bering: Stop saying 'sexual preference'
Slate
There are some phrases that should just be done away with, but over time they are used and heard so routinely that we develop a sort of soft spot for them and can't bear the thought of chopping off their heads.
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ETOA launches campaign with BBC and Lonely Planet to promote Europe as a destination
ITCM
At City Fair 2013, ETOA and BBC World News premiered a new 90-second video commercial that will be at the center of a four-month campaign promoting Europe as a destination.
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Gay travel: Prague's Rainbow Spring
Passport Magazine
"Look, it's the rainbow people!" It's not the first thing you'd expect to hear a Prague cop gush, but this was August 2012, and the Czech capital's police force was hot off its LGBT sensitivity training in advance of the city's second-ever Pride parade.
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The keys to deal with online reviews
HotelManager.net
First of all, know that you don't have to respond to all of the reviews out on the web. While doing so will continue your good customer service, it can be hard to keep up with all of the comments spread across a plethora of websites.
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The 10 worst travelers you'll see this summer
PeterGreenberg.com
Summer travel means crowds and all too often crowds of the worst kinds of travelers: the ugly Americans, the whining children, the skimpy-swimsuit wearers, and the people with the cameras who always get in the way.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Top 10 gay-friendly destinations (Relaxnews via Canoe.ca Travel)
Tel Aviv Gay Pride parade: 'Not an ugly man or woman in sight' (CNN)
Tourism trends 2013: A midyear update (Tourism Currents)
7 ways the U.S. benefits from the legalization of gay marriage (The Huffington Post)
10 cheat-sheet tips about websites (By Mark MacDonald)
Just tap here: Technology and travel (The New York Times)

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